Publications 2008

PhD theses

Peter Vankov,
Study of the B-meson lifetime and the performance of the outer tracker at LHCb, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 5 November 2008.
Promotor: J.F.J. van den Brand, Copromotor: H.G. Raven.

Jeroen Dreschler,
Transverse target-spin asymmetry in exclusive electroproduction of rho 0 mesons, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 7 October 2008.
Promotor: : J.F.J. van den Brand, Copromotor: H.P. Blok.

Academic publications

LHCb collaboration:

Augusto Alves (et al.); N. van Bakel, J. van den Brand, H.J. Bulten, T. Ketel, S. Klous, J. Kos, B. M'charek, M. Merk, F. Mul, A. Papadelis, T. du Pree, G. Raven, N. Tuning, P. Vankov, G. Ybeles Smit,
The LHCb Detector at the LHC,
J. Instr. 3 (2008) S08005.

Raja Nandakumar (et al.), B. M'Charek ,
The LHCb computing data challenge DC06,
J. Phys. Conf. Series 119 (2008) 072023.

M. Gersabeck (et al.), T.J. Ketel, A. Keune,
Performance of the LHCb vertex detector alignment algorithm determined with beam test data,
Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 596 (2008) 154.

LHCb VELO Collaboration: M.G. van Beuzekom,
Status and prospects of the LHCb vertex locator;
Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 596 (2008) 21.


BABAR Collaboration:

B. Aubert (et al.); M.A. Baak, H.J. Bulten, G. Raven, H.L. Snoek
Exclusive branching-fraction measurements of semileptonic t  decays into three charged hadrons, into fp–nt, and into fK–nt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 011801.

Observation of the semileptonic decays B®D*t–nt and evidence for B®Dt–nt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 021801.

Measurement of the absolute branching fraction of D0K∓
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 051802.

Observation of B+a(1260)K0 and B0a(1260)K+
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 051803.

Search for CP violation in the decays D0®K–K+  and D0®p–p+
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 061803.

Search for lepton flavor violating decays t±®l±w
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 071802.

Observation of B0®K*0Kbar*0 and Search for B0®K0K*0
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 081801.

Search for CPT and Lorentz violation in B0- Bbar 0 oscillations with dilepton events,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 1318202.

Measurement of the branching fractions of exclusive Bbar ®D(*)(p)l–nl decays in events with a fully reconstructed B-meson,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 151802.

Measurements of partial branching fractions for Bbar ®Xuln and determination of |Vub|,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 171802.

Observation of Tree-Level B decays with ssbar production from gluon radiation,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 171803.

Measurement of the Decay B–®D–e–ne
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 231803.

Evidence for CP violation in B0®J/Y p0 decays,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 0218018.

Observation of the bottomonium ground state in the decay U(3S)®ghb
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 071801.

Measurements of B®p, h, h' lnl branching fractions and determination of |Vub| with semileptonically tagged B-mesons,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 081801.

Observation of Y(3940)®J/y w in B®J/y w K at BABAR,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 082001.

Study of B-meson decays with excited h and h' mesons,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 091801.

Observation and polarization measurements of B±®fK±1  and B±®fK*±2
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 161801,

Measurement of the CP asymmetry in b®sg using a sum of exclusive final states,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 171804.

Searches for B-meson decays to ff, fr, ff0(980) , and f0(980)f0(980) final states,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 201801.

Measurement of the branching fractions of B bar ®D**l–nl decays in events tagged by a fully reconstructed B-meson,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 261802.

Search for the rare charmless hadronic decay B+®a0+p0
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 011101.

Study of resonances in exclusive B decays to D bar (*)D(*)K
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 011102.

Search for the decays B0®e+e–g and B0®m+m–g,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 011104.

Search for B+®t+n decays with hadronic B tags,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 011107.

Study of excited charm-strange baryons with evidence for new baryons Xc(3055)+ and Xc(3123)+
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 012002.

Measurement of the CP-violating asymmetries in B0®Ks0p0 and of the branching fraction B0®K0p0
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 012003.

Study of Bbar®XcLbarc– and Bbar®Lc+Lbarc–Kbar decays at BABAR,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 031101.

Determination of the form factors for the decay B0®D*–l+nl and of the CKM matrix element |Vcb|,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 032002.

Search for decays of B0 mesons into e+e–, m+m– and e±m∓ final states,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 032007.

Measurement of the B®Xsg branching fraction and photon energy spectrum using the recoil method,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 051103.

Time-dependent Dalitz plot analysis of B0®D∓K0p± decays,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 071102.

Searches for the decays B0®l±t∓ and B+®l+n (l = e,m) using hadronic tag reconstruction,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 091104.

Measurements of e+e–®K+K–h, K+K–p0, and Ks0K±p∓ cross sections using initial state radiation events,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 092002.

Improved measurement of CP observables in B±®D0CPK± decays,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 111102.

Study of B®X(3872)K, with X(3872)®J/yp+p–
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 1111101.

Measurement of the t–®hp–p+p–nt branching fraction and a search for a second-class current in the t–®h'(958)p– nt decay,
Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 112002.

Measurement of time-dependent CP asymmetry in B0®K0sp0g decays,
Phys. Rev. D 778 (2008) 071102.

Measurement of the mass difference m(B0)-m(B+),
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 011103.

Observation of B+®b1+K0 and search for B-meson decays to b10K0 and b1p0
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 011104.

Measurement of D0- D bar0 mixing using the ratio of lifetimes for the decays D0®K–p+, K–K+, and p–p+
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 011105.

Observation of B+®hr+ and search for B0 decays to h'h, hp0, h'p0, and wp0
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 011107.

Evidence for direct CP violation from Dalitz-plot analysis of B®K±p∓p±
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 012004.

Study of B-meson decays to hcK(*), hc(2S)K(*), and hcgK(*)
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 012006.

Measurement of the branching fractions of the rare decays B0®Ds(*)+p–, B0®Ds(*)+r–, and B0®Ds(*)–K(*)+
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 032005.

Measurement of the branching fractions of the rare decays B0®Ds(*)+p–, B0®Ds(*)+r–, and B0®Ds(*)–K(*)+
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 032005.

Measurement of the spin of the X(1530) resonance,
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 034008.

Improved measurement of the CKM angle g in B∓®D(*)K(*)∓ decays with a Dalitz plot analysis of D decays to Ks0p+p– and Ks0K+K– ,
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 034023.

Study of the decay Ds+®K+K–e+ne
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 051101.

Search for CP violation in neutral D meson Cabibbo-suppressed three-body decays,
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 051102.

Search for B0®K*+K*–
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 051103.

Dalitz plot analysis of the decay B0(B bar 0)®K±p∓p0
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 052005.

Measurement of the branching fractions of the radiative charm decays D0®K–g and D0®fg
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 071101.

Observation of e+e–r+r– near Ös=10.58 GeV,
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 071103.

Measurement of the branching fraction, polarization, and CP asymmetries in B0®r0r0 decay, and implications for the CKM angle a,
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 071104.

Observation of B0®cc0K*0 and evidence for B+®cc0K*+
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 091101.

Search for the highly suppressed decays B®K+p–p– and B®K–K–p+
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 091102.

Measurement of ratios of branching fractions and CP-violating asymmetries of B±®D*K± decays,
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 092002.

Time-dependent and time-integrated angular analysis of B®fKsp0 and B®fK+p–
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 092008.

Measurements of branching fractions for B+®r+g, B0®r0g, and B0®wg,
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 112001.

Study of hadronic transitions between U states and observation of U(4S)®hU(1S) decay,
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 112002.

Measurements of B(B bar0®Lc+ pbar ) and B(B–®Lc+ p bar p–) and studies of Lc+
resonances,
Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 112003.

HERMES Collaboration:

A. Airapetian (et al.), H.P. Blok, W.H.A. Hesselink, J. Dreschler

Evidence for a transverse single-spin asymmetry in leptoproduction of p+p– pairs,
J. High Energy Phys. 6 (2008) 017.

Measurement of azimuthal asymmetries with respect to both beam charge and transverse target polarization in exclusive electroproduction of real photons,
J. High Energy Phys. 6 (2008) 066.

Cross sections for hard exclusive electroproduction of p+ mesons on a hydrogen target,
Phys. Lett. B 659 (2008) 486.

Measurement of parton distributions of strange quarks in the nucleon from charged-kaon production in deep-inelastic scattering on the deuteron,
Phys. Lett. B 666 (2008) 446.

C. Baumgarten (et al.), H. Kolster,
First measurement of the hydrogen spin-exchange collision cross-section in the low temperature region,
Eur. Phys. J. D 48 (2008) 343.

Virgo Collaboration:
F. Acernese (et al.); J.F.J. van den Brand, S. van der Putten

Lock acquisition of the Virgo gravitational wave detector,
Astropart. Phys. 30 (2008) 29.

In-vacuum optical isolation changes by heating in a Faraday isolator,
Appl.Optics 47 (2008) 5853.

Status of Virgo,
Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 114045.

Astrophysically triggered searches for gravitational waves: status and prospects,
Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 114051.

Virgo status,
Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 184001.

Noise studies during the first Virgo science run and after,
Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 184003.

First joint gravitational wave search by the AURIGA-EXPLORER-NAUTILUS-Virgo Collaboration,
Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 205007.

Search for gravitational waves associated with GRB 050915a using the Virgo detector,
Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 225001.

Data acquisition system of the Virgo gravitational waves interferometric detector,
IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 55 (2008) 225.

The Virgo 3 km interferometer for gravitational wave detection,
J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 10 (2008) 0640096.

The status of Virgo,
J.Phys.:Conf.Series 110 (2008) 062025.

VIRGO: a large interferometer for gravitational wave detection started its first scientific run,
J. Phys. : Conf. Series 120 (2008) 032007.

AURIGA Collaboration: M.B. Bignotto (et al.), Th.S. Bauer, J.F.J. van den Brand, S. van der Putten,
A cross-correlation method to search for gravitational wave bursts with AURIGA and Virgo,
Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 114046.

Other:

A. Apyan (et al.), T.J. Ketel,
Coherent bremsstrahlung, coherent pair production, birefringence, and polarimetry in the 20-170 GeV energy range using aligned crystals,
Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 11 (2008) 041001.

T. Virkus (et al.), T.J. Ketel,
Direct Measurement of the Chudakov Effect,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 164802.